- More on Preparing for an Interview
- Tell Me about Yourself
Make sure your first words impress favorably. Speak slowly, clearly and concisely. Answer the question and don't ramble. Relay your education and work experience honestly.
- Why Are You On The Job Market?
Be honest - even if you were fired. Don't say negative things about your former employer.
- What Are Your Strengths?
Team player? Enthusiasm? Assertiveness? Decisive? Flexible? Adaptive?
- What Are Your Weaknesses?
Overuse of strength is best, for example, "Some people mistake my decisiveness for impatience. I've learned to watch how I express things."
- What Are Your Most Significant Accomplishments?
Be prepared and be specific.
- Closing the Interview
Let them know how interested you are in the job. Better to get a job offer that you may choose to decline than no offer at all. Get a commitment on the next step - where do we go from here, etc. Let them know that you are happy to provide references at their request. Finally, thank the interviewer for their time in meeting with you. Always send a prompt thank you note and follow up with your recruiter.